This is the second cyclone over the Bay of Bengal in this northeast monsoon season after the recent cyclone Titli, which cause huge destruction in Srikakulam district on October 11. The parts of south coastal and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh have been put on high alert due to forecast of heavy to very heavy rains on November 14 to 15 under the influence of cyclone Gaja, which has formed over Bay of Bengal, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
The weather agency also said that the cyclonic storm Gaja, over west central and adjoining east central and southeast Bay of Bengal moved further westwards. As of 5.30 am on Monday, it lay centered about 740 km east northeast of Chennai and 840 km east-northeast of Nagapattinam district
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till further instructions from the departments concerned. The sea condition would be rough to very rough.